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The Devonsville Terror (1983)

 -  Horror  -  October 1983 (USA)
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Dr. Worley investigates a 300-year-old witch's curse in the New England town of Devonsville. Three liberated, assertive women move into town, which angers the bigoted, male-dominated town ... See full summary »

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Suzanna Love ...
Jenny Scanlon
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Matthew Pendleton (as Robert Walker)
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Dr. Warley
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Walter Gibbs
Mary Walden ...
Chris
Deanna Haas ...
Monica
Wally Flaherty ...
Priest
Michael Accardo ...
Ralph Pendleton
Bill Dexter ...
Aaron Pendleton
Priscilla Lowe ...
Myrtle Pendleton
Angelica Rebane ...
Angel Pendleton
Paul Bentzen ...
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Morrigan Hurt ...
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Barbara Cihlar ...
Witch II
Leslie Smith ...
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Dr. Worley investigates a 300-year-old witch's curse in the New England town of Devonsville. Three liberated, assertive women move into town, which angers the bigoted, male-dominated town fathers. One of the women is a reincarnation of the witch, who proceeds to exact revenge on the town males. Written by Joe Arthur <tenebrae50@hotmail.com>

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Probably my favorite 'witch' movie
28 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Director Ulli Lommel this time created the idea of three women back in 1683 who are arrested for crimes that they obviously did not commit and are sentenced to death in three different gruesome ways which I will not describe (watch it!) Then the movie goes three hundred years into the present (1983) where in the town of Devonsville, there are all of the sudden three young beautiful women who mysteriously arrive to the town. This town is your average small-town where everyone knows your name 'cheers' style. Lommel does capture that small-town feel very successfully and I found myself drawn into the complex web of ignoramuses inhabiting this town. The only smart one in my opinion was Dr. Worley (Donald Pleasance), Pleasance always provides an utterly fantastic performance in any work he does and he didn't let up in this movie. The ending is a perfectly blatant ripoff or homage if you will, of the Raiders of the Lost Ark. You would think Lommel would pay homage to another slasher flick but oh well. Otherwise this movie wasn't too bad, Suzanna Love is great as always but I wasn't to keen about her short hair, what do I know? It was 1983 and I guess that was the big 'thing' then. Witch fans will love this flick no doubt. Peace


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